Bob Burns

Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
Lowest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
Birthday: Nov 21, 1884
Birthplace: Not Available
Together with his older brother Fred Burns, Robert Burns (aka Bob Burns and Robert E. Burns) became one of the busiest bit players/stunt performers in B-Western history, easily recognizable by his trademark mustache and straightforward demeanor. Burns entered films in the 1910s, when he starred in a series of two-reelers from Vitagraph. He was still starring in two-reelers by 1920 but now for small-scale independent producers, and sometimes in the early 1920s, a low-budget concern attempted to turn him into a feature Western star as well. With character actor Horace B. Carpenter handling the directional chores and brunette Dorothy Donald playing the leading ladies, the Burns Westerns never sold as a series but were distributed by various minor organizations throughout the decade. Just Traveling (released 1927) has survived and proves Burns to be a very acceptable Western hero who may even have made the bigtime had he been given half the chance. But the Burns series was too low-budget and disappeared in the glut of low-budget Westerns released in the mid-1920s. Even busier in sound films and often cast along with brother Fred and son Forrest, Burns continued to appear in B-Westerns and serials -- literally hundreds of them -- often cast as stage drivers, townsmen, deputies, members of the posse, or non-speaking henchmen. He should of course not be confused with silent-screen comic Bobby Burns (1878-1966) or Paramount rustic Bob "Bazooka" Burns (1890-1956).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tombstone Canyon Sheriff 2012
No Score Yet Dinosaurs vs. Apes Actor 2007
No Score Yet I Was a Teenage Movie Maker Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Idea Of North Actor 1970
No Score Yet Darling, How Could You! Cabby 1951
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras Townsman 1950
100% Joan of Arc Bishop of Norwich 1948
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Rancher 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Townsman 1947
No Score Yet Mystery Man Tom Hanlon 1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack Justice 1944
No Score Yet Prairie Pals Deputy 1942
No Score Yet New Frontier (Frontier Horizon) Fiddler 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Migrant 1939
No Score Yet Western Trails Dad Mason 1938
No Score Yet Public Cowboy No. 1 Rancher (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Cattleman 1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies Rancher 1937
No Score Yet Hit the Saddle Rancher 1937
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo Actor 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold J.B. Brant 1936
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail Rancher 1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars Jenkins 1936
No Score Yet Courageous Avenger Sheriff 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Actor 1935
No Score Yet Sagebrush Trail Sheriff Parker 1933
No Score Yet When a Man Rides Alone Sheriff 1933
No Score Yet Law and Lawless Mr. Kelley 1932
No Score Yet Texas Gun Fighter Actor 1932


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